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5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated July 11, 2017<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

Have You Fallen Victim to the Small Business Credit Conundrum?

The idea of complete separation between business and personal credit is, sadly, an illusion.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For most small business owners, there is an unspoken rule to always separate church from state when it comes to using personal credit for business.<p>…

Small Business

5 Instagram Tips Every Small-Business Owner Needs to Know | Inc.com

Instagram, the popular photo- and video-sharing app, counts 700 million monthly active users--and growing. More than 80 percent of those users follow a business on the app, making it an ideal platform for small business owners to reach potential customers.<p>My company recently conducted a poll that …

Small Business
Crime

9 Marketing Hacks You Can t Afford to Ignore

Why this decade is obsessed with the 'S' word?<p>What do the new-age startups have, that the businesses earlier did not? All startups want to succeed, …

Marketing

How To Sell On Instagram

Emerging Instagram trends and tools for every business owner. Learn to master the skills of social selling.<p>Instagram isn't the first platform you …

Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad

Precision marketing through digital and social media aims to open our hearts and wallets. If only<p>There is, alas, no such thing as a free lunch. The trouble with digital technology, though, is that for a long time it encouraged us to believe that this law of nature had been suspended. Take email as …

Procter & Gamble

Build a Stronger Brand by Answering These 3 Questions | Inc.com

It's easy to get caught up in your business's cool ideas. You've invested countless hours (not to mention money) into everything from naming your company to getting a business credit card. If you're just starting out, you're probably at-the-edge-of-your-seat excited to tell the world about your …

Small Business

How to Prepare and File Small Business Taxes

Below are the complete lists of information for filing sole proprietorship, partnership, and LLC tax returns.<p>Documents needed to give to your tax …

Organization & Management Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs to Boost Productivity

Relying on technology can help save you time, energy and frustration.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve heard it time and time again: You’ve got to work smarter, not harder. The best way for any entrepreneur to work smarter is to have the best organization and time …

Project Management

71 Instagram Tools to Skyrocket Your Social Media Marketing

Instagram has quickly become a social media behemoth, whilst retaining spectacular engagement rates. Its engagement is 10 times higher than Facebook, …

4 Product Management Mistakes That Will Drive You Crazy

Most startup leaders still don't understand the basic components of leading a product team. Do you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the hardest things I had to do when first getting started with my business was getting organized. Not having an MBA, the first year …

Project Management

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Pinterest

When I launched the Hawaiian Brian travel blog in July of 2016 I knew it would be an endeavor, and that my site traffic would grow slowly, but little …

How to Train Employees so They Can Leave but Treat Them so Well They Never Want to | Inc.com

Last year, I said goodbye to a team member who I'd worked pretty closely with for nearly two years. She was moving across the country and starting a new chapter in her life, and as much as I'd have loved for her to stay working for us, that obviously just wasn't realistic. Not long after her move, …

Employee Engagement

5 Reasons Most Leaders Are Not Qualified To Lead

I was selected for a leadership fast-track program at my first job after college. Entry to the program, similar to many corporate academy programs, was based on performance – meaning sales. But I expected the program to have different measurements for promotion to leadership positions. It didn’t. …

Leadership
Drones

7 Productivity-Boosting Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs

Worthwhile technology gives you back your time and sanity.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're running your own business, you know a thing or two about juggling -- working top-speed on numerous projects while trying to find enough hours in the day to get everything …

Apps

How DEA Informers Sparked a Massacre in Mexico

As the Zetas hunted for witnesses, they slaughtered anyone who had the wrong last name.<p>TIJUANA, Mexico — Across the border from Texas in the state of …

Greenland fossils may be the earliest evidence of life on Earth

Newly discovered fossils in Greenland suggest that life may have existed on Earth some 3.7 billion years ago, a team of Australian scientists said. …

Small Business

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.<p>Many anti-abortion leaders were openly disappointed, bracing for the demise of …

Data Protection

How To Avoid These 7 Deadly Entrepreneurial Sins

The life of an entrepreneur is full of excitement, action, and fun. It has a fast pace and it always changes. It also entails making a lot of …

How to drastically simplify your workflow and get more done

Good advice … and timely.<p>In fact, Retired Navy SEAL officer and "Extreme Ownership" co-author Jocko Willink recently identified simplicity as the key to not just to effective leadership, but success itself.<p>The trouble is that we're terrible at simplicity.<p>Nowhere is this more true than in the world …

Productivity

Wells Fargo to pay $1.2 billion in U.S. mortgage fraud settlement

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co said on Wednesday it had agreed to pay $1.2 billion to settle claims that it engaged in mortgage fraud, resolving a major U.S. lawsuit brought in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.<p>A Wells Fargo Bank sign is seen through a motorized cable car in San Francisco, …

Wells Fargo

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …

Graphic Design

Good CEOs aren’t busy

<i>How to grow from a 5 person company to a 500 person company.</i><p><i>“Once you build out your executive team you’ll have so much time on your hands you won’t</i> …

Jony Ive profiled in Vogue as Apple Watch fashion blitz continues

It's a big moment for Jony Ive. Apple's chief designer and his team spent three years crafting the Apple Watch before Tim Cook revealed it to the world last month. Now, Apple is trying to position the watch both as a must-have gadget and a luxury fashion item that belongs in the same conversation …